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by dleopoldi914
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 2774

Re: Gel Coat Repair

This is the process which has worked for me... Thank you. Great This is what I was thinking: tape, grind out, sand, acetone, apply spectrum,do some sanding, it will blend somewhat, color will never be 100%, but better than seeing a small hole. Which Spectrum kit for a 1893? To the other: yes. I got...
by dleopoldi914
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 2774

Re: Gel Coat Repair

I have read this extensively.

Q7: Has anyone used the Spectrum [gel coat]?
by dleopoldi914
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Gel Coat Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 2774

Gel Coat Repair

My 1983 Montauk has some chips in the gel coat above the water line. I want to repair them. Q1: What color kit from Spectrum do I order? Q2: Do I mix the Spectrum resin using the mixture? Q3: Do I apply with a card as if I am [applying spackling plaster to] a wall? Q4: Do I use 220 grit once it drie...
by dleopoldi914
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17
Replies: 16
Views: 3318

Re: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17

I think I will just let the professionals handle [the repair of the hull]. Here is what my local shop said to me: This is a very common occurrence on older whalers, and even newer ones. In the past i have attempted to repair such leaks but with not much success. The biggest problem is that the damag...
by dleopoldi914
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17
Replies: 16
Views: 3318

Re: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17

Here is what I have as a diagram

https://photos.app.goo.gl/LEXQMqNb12iwqi8S8

Am I missing another drain here? I know anchor locker had one. Seems like my puddle is all concentrated in one part.
by dleopoldi914
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17
Replies: 16
Views: 3318

Re: Water Drips From Hull of Unidentified Boat

The owner's manual for a c.1984 MONTAUK 17 is reproduced in HTML in an article I wrote in the REFERENCE section. In the OPERATIONS chapter under the sub-heading DRAINS, the manual describes the location of the hull drains. See http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/manual9-17/operations.html#dr...
by dleopoldi914
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17
Replies: 16
Views: 3318

Re: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17

I think you will benefit from reading the FAQ answer to this question: Q3: Is There Water In My Hull? http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/FAQ/#Q3 Interesting read. Thank you for sharing. I would imagine the area where there is drip maybe drill 1/4 inch hole and see if it drains. Then when I ...
by dleopoldi914
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17
Replies: 16
Views: 3318

Re: Water Drips From Hull of Unidentified Boat

There is a drain in the recessed bilge pocket in front of the splashwell bulkhead that exits down, slightly off the centerline. Ok sounds like there is a drain where I posted the pics. I have the manual and didn’t see a drain until he pics of the hull. Seems like the puddle I posted is concentrated...
by dleopoldi914
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17
Replies: 16
Views: 3318

Re: Water Drips From Hull of Unidentified Boat

Why was my topic changed pics show it is a 17 Montauk 1983. Are pics not viewable? That is a weird place to drain water. Is there a drain under there?

I also took the boat in during pouring rain. I trailered if go the factory.
by dleopoldi914
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17
Replies: 16
Views: 3318

Water Drips From Hull of 1984 MONTAUK 17

First year with my boat [which was later clarified to be a 1984 Boston Whaler MONTAUK 17 by a follow-up post]. [The MONTAUK 17] has been stored since December 1, 2018. My buddy at whose factory I am storing [the MONTAUK 17] sent me photos of water dripping from the hull. I planned in the off-season ...
by dleopoldi914
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water pump impeller price and quality
Replies: 16
Views: 3572

Re: Water pump impeller price and quality

...Many people say you should change your impeller every year or two... Every year or two? The former owner [of my outboard engine] said he [changed the impeller four] years ago. I was going to change [the impeller] as a maintenance item but [the old owner asked] "Is [the overboard confidence ...
by dleopoldi914
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Wiring new navigation lamp
Replies: 1
Views: 1565

Wiring new navigation lamp

[To replace the original white all-round lamp,] I purchased a [new white all-round pole lamp] from West Marine. This lamp's wires are red and black. Q1 : Can I simply just cut [the electrical wiring now on the boat] where the [existing two-pole electrical connector for the pole lamp is], then connec...
by dleopoldi914
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Restoring Shine Finish to Gel Coat Resin
Replies: 12
Views: 2948

Re: Restoring Shine Finish to Gel Coat Resin

The other is 3M compound and a buffing wheel. I am not following you here. What is "the other" in reference to? Another way to remove tough stains? What is the actual 3M product you are recommending for this? Please give the product name. Follow it up with fleetwax. I am not sure what you...
by dleopoldi914
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Restoring Shine Finish to Gel Coat Resin
Replies: 12
Views: 2948

Re: Restoring Shine Finish to Gel Coat Resin

For hard to remove stains scrub on some [Barkeeper's Friend (a product name)] and leave for 15-minutes; then wash off. I was amazed at all the staining that was gone after that.

The other is 3M compound and a buffing wheel.

Follow it up with fleetwax.
by dleopoldi914
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Six Questions about Varnish Woodwork
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Six Questions about Varnish Woodwork

I badly scratched the mahogany wood of the anchor locker [of a Boston Whaler MONTAUK boat under discussion]. [The former] owner said in the off-season he would sand and apply coat of varnish. Q1; Will sanding and varnishing fix [the badly scratched wood]? Q2: What grit sandpaper should be used? Q3: ...
by dleopoldi914
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Top
Replies: 8
Views: 2310

MONTAUK 17 Top

I want to put a top on my Montauk 17 that is used nine time out of ten for angling, and I don’t want the top to get in the way. I found [a top pictured below] that seems like a good idea-- but how then do you use the anchor? Where can [a Bimini top on a frame that stows forward and has the hinge bas...
by dleopoldi914
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Ten Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

Re: Ten Questions

Phil T wrote:Can you provide your location?


I am in Norwalk, Connecticut. I am looking for any help I can get
by dleopoldi914
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Ten Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

Ten Questions

! have a classic Boston Whaler Montauk 17, and I am new to boating and not mechanically inclined. The MONTAUK will be garaged in the winter so I can work on it. I’ve read the service manuals on my engine, my boat, on continuous wave, and I am here to see what is suggested. I have a Tohatsu M90A. I w...
by dleopoldi914
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Appraisal: Pristine 1984 Montauk 17
Replies: 8
Views: 2899

Re: Appraisal: Pristine 1984 Montauk 17

I have same year with lots of upgrades and a trolling motor and trailer. Also [unclear, perhaps meant "re-powered"] in 1998. I paid $5,000.
by dleopoldi914
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Moeller 22-gallon Tank Cap with Level Guage
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Re: Question on 22 gallon tank

From a search here: I need a screw cap 2.25-inch diameter and 12.25-inch deep and vented.

I cannot find a cap like this anywhere.

[An unspecified source somewhere gives a] part number 7J203085. Where can this part be found?
by dleopoldi914
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Moeller 22-gallon Tank Cap with Level Guage
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Moeller 22-gallon Tank Cap with Level Guage

First time boat owner. I have a 17 Montauk with a 22 gallon Moeller fuel tank. I notice the gauge would not be accurate. It is a kelch tank level gauge. There is play in the gauge, and I can move the top that holds the dial pointer. I’m trying to find a replacement gauge. Tell me where to buy a repl...
by dleopoldi914
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base
Replies: 10
Views: 2649

Re: Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base

Ok size 10 1.25 was a little loose but all west marine had. I filled the holes really good with 5200 and put tons on the base I ordered size 12 1.5 inch and when these comes will take out the smaller ones and fill more 5200 in the holes and add the bigger screws. What you think ? [Two more replies h...
by dleopoldi914
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base
Replies: 10
Views: 2649

Re: Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base

Screws look like the route to go. I just screw them in no 5200 in the hole or lock tite. Do I drill a pilot hole?
by dleopoldi914
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base
Replies: 10
Views: 2649

Re: Rub rail question

Here it is how it expanded. DOesn't seem to have expanded well...
by dleopoldi914
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base
Replies: 10
Views: 2649

Re: Rub rail question

[The rivet gun used was a Stanley MR100 CG Contractor Grade Riveter. The rivets used were Stanley Paa610-5B Aluminum Rivet 3/16-inch x 5/8-inch.]

[Deleted very large image that were pictures of this text.]
by dleopoldi914
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base
Replies: 10
Views: 2649

Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base

On my Montauk 17 the [base mountign plate for a] hand rail came out [of the deck attachment point]. The previous owner told me to [refasten the rail base to the deck] use rivets. He said [to choose the rivets by getting] the kind that are used on kayaks i found [in some never identified page] on con...
by dleopoldi914
Sun May 20, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Where to get Drain Plug
Replies: 7
Views: 2561

Re: Where to get Drain Plug

jimh wrote:To buy a transom drain plug for a 1983 Boston Whaler MONTAUK, visit any ship store.


Ok. Cool. I can go to a West Marine with this plug and they will have it. Thanks.

Sorry for newbie questions; it’s my first boat and I have lots to learn.
by dleopoldi914
Sat May 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Where to get Drain Plug
Replies: 7
Views: 2561

Where to get Drain Plug

Where I can get the [transom drain] plug [for a 1983 MONTAUK].


I bought an 1983 Montauk. I love this boat. A plug for the transom is not holding and seems a little worn.
by dleopoldi914
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Name on side of the boat
Replies: 14
Views: 3852

Re: Name on side of the boat

So what size would you suggest for a Montauk 17 for the side
by dleopoldi914
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Name on side of the boat
Replies: 14
Views: 3852

Re: Name on side of the boat

I am thinking maybe along the side? What size you think?
by dleopoldi914
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Name on side of the boat
Replies: 14
Views: 3852

Name on side of the boat

Was interested in putting the name on the side of my boat after peer pressure from my wife. Happy wife=happy life. I don't want it to look tacky and gaudy. I was thinking maybe script and on one side and towards the stern? What size would you go with anyone have any suggestions on where to buy? or h...
by dleopoldi914
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Matching Varnish Hue
Replies: 8
Views: 2939

Re: Matching Varnish Hue

I used painting cones to try to paint both sides and the side facing the floor got bubbles. I think from gravity. I sanded that side and the bubbles now seem to be gone with another coat. I am only going to do one side at a time. It is going to be long to do the seven coats.
by dleopoldi914
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Matching Varnish Hue
Replies: 8
Views: 2939

Matching Varnish Hue

[Four articles have been combined into one--jimh] varnish.jpg Picked up a mahogany bench from Bob in Haverhill. I pick the boat up in April. Plan was to talk to owner when I pick it up and get the varnish he used and [then I will use] the same. I also think it looks okay as is. What you think? I bou...
by dleopoldi914
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New to Boating and New Whaler Owner
Replies: 6
Views: 2561

New to Boating and New Whaler Owner

I am new to boating and purchased my first Boston Whaler boat. I had a close family friend looking to upgrade, and I purchased his 1983 Montauk 17 that was re-powered in 2006. The boat has a GARMIN chart plotter and fish finder, and has a auxiliary engine. The boat was taken care of with utmost impo...